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Research and Development Costs

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much was spent prior to 2005-06 on (a) research and development and (b) construction of the (i) CVA, (ii) Type-45 and (iii) Astute programmes; (101438)

(2) how much was spent on (a) research and development and (b) construction of (i) ships, (ii) submarines and (iii) auxiliaries for the (A) Royal Navy and (B) Royal Fleet Auxiliary in each year from 1997-98 to 2005-06.

Officials will have to review archived data which will take time to collate. Once this work has been completed I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.